Yesterday our first ever look at the newly designed Robocop appeared and nearly everyone seems to agree that it’s one of the worst ideas anyone has ever had. The new Robocop costume we saw looks like every other generic, black leather costume you’ve seen Hollywood use in dozens of movies in recent years. Basically the new Robocop is Batman, cause everybody wants to be The Dark Knight.
There was some small hope, though, that the costume we saw in those set photos wasn’t a finished product, maybe they’d use CGI to make it look less generic black and more, you know, cool. That hope dies today with the appearance of the first Robocop remake teaser poster. Take a look…
The poster, which comes from Cine 1, has been seen before in grainy, low-res versions snapped on convention floors. This is the first high-res look we’ve had at it, and now you can see that it’s obviously a close-up on the costume we saw in those photos the other day and even in close-up… it looks like a generic black leather outfit. It’s terrible. Absolutely awful. Enough with the guys in black leather Hollywood, it’s been done.
As an aside, how terrible is that tagline? “We’ve got the future under control.” That’s nearly as generic as the new costume. I’ll stick with “The Future of Law Enforcement”, thanks.
The most frustrating thing in all of this is that it wouldn’t actually be hard to improve this costume. Here’s what one reddit user did to spiff it up with Photoshop, for example…
All it really needs is a little silver paint.